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Road To Rio – A Brief Guide To The Olympic Games

A fun comparison of Rio de Janeiro vs Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

All eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro this summer for the 2016 Olympic Games. Here we take a look at the athletes to track and how the Brazilian host city stacks up against its namesake resort here in Las Vegas— the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Olympics and Las Vegas Infographic

Athletes To Watch At The 2016 Olympiad

These summer games will most likely be the final time you see the two fastest humans—on land and in water—competing at the Olympic Games, as world record holding Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps eye retirement. They’ll both face some tough competition as they look to add to their medal counts in Rio. U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin is expected to challenge Bolt after finishing second to him in the 100- and 200-meter races at the 2015 World Championships, while American swimmer Tom Shields seems to be the heir apparent to
Phelps in the butterfly events.

Others To Watch:

David Boudia hopes to become the first U.S. diver to win gold in back-to-back summer games since Greg Louganis in 1988. Already a three-time all-around world champion, American gymnast Simone Biles will make her Olympic debut and is a favorite for gold. In the pool, Katie Ledecky returns. At age 15, the American swimmer won gold at the London games; she could compete for seven medals in Rio.

To learn more about the 2016 Summer Olympics: olympic.org/rio-2016-summer-olympics

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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